"The people who went to Park Forest went there because it was the best housing for the money... The space for the money, the amenities not elsewhere available, and, most important, the fact that it was so well set up for children have been in most cases the dominant factors."

"For the money" = according to their opinions????

Please help.

The best value. The best they could get for the amount of money they had.
Thank you, Nona.